Tricky Dicky beats everyone off the Xmas start line

If you are looking to put a festive smile on faces this year then why not get a perfect stocking filler from Richard Evans...

  The book is sure to out a smile on the face this Christmas...

The Coronavirus pandemic lockdown has not dampened the enthusiasm and energy of one of the movement's great conductors and raconteurs.

And with the festive season looking on the horizon it hasn't dampened the entrepreneurial spirit of Richard Evans either as he looks to spread the joy of what has been his remarkable brass band career.

Still beating

'Richard Evans — Still Beating' has already been enjoyed by brass band lovers all over the world — a brilliant mix of humour, experiences and forthright opinions and viewpoints.

It is sure to put a smile on the face this Christmas too — especially as Richard will ensure that he will sign it for you and get it delivered down your chimney by Santa (who will of course wear CoVid-19 safe protection to put it in your stocking).


Richard told 4BR: "This is one of the most difficult times bands have faced and we all need something to put a smile on our faces. I hope the book helps — I'm sure there is something for everyone to enjoy in it.

I was going to give it the hard sell but given my age I thought I better just get it out there now…"

I was going to give it the hard sell but given my age I thought I better just get it out there now...Richard Evans

Special price

Special Price: £15.00 (including postage and package)

Contact: richardevans1934@gmail.com


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